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Discovery Box
Dark Clouds Over Paradise: the Hawai'i Internees Story
To High School Teachers and School Librarians:

The Dark Clouds Over Paradise Discovery Box was developed by the Resource Center at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) and funded by the Teaching American History grant and the Hawai'i State Department of Education, in alignment with the Hawai'i State Standards.

The box is a companion to Dark Clouds Over Paradise: the Hawai'i Internees Story, a display sponsored by the JCCH and the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and open from Saturday, September 16 to Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at the Pacific Tsunami Museum. The box will be left with the Pacific Tsunami Museum for teachers to borrow and use.

What is in the box?
black ball A teacher reference folder
black ball Copies of primary sources, such as internee letters, poetry, song lyrics, photos, maps, military declassified information, etc.
black ball DVD's (or videotapes) including an overview to internment, an internee oral history interview, and "Labels" - a short documentary that focuses on the effects labels, such as "nerd" have on young people.
black ball Secondary sources, such as excerpts of books, and actual books
black ball Jig-saw cooperative learning activity with material for five small groups to do research on essential questions and report to the class as a whole
black ball And more...(For a detailed list of the Discovery Box contents and a sample loan form, click here.)
Although the Discovery Box Workshop is past, the Pacific Tsunami Museum is still offering the Dark Clouds Over Paradise Discovery Box out for loans to interested teachers and schools. Please email us at or call us 808-935-0926 for more information.

Any Questions about the Dark Clouds Over Paradise Exhibit
please contact the JCCH via email or phone (808) 945-7633. Mahalo!
JCCH 2454 South Beretania Street · Honolulu, Hawai'i 96826 ·
TEL: (808) 945-7633 · FAX: (808) 944-1123 ·

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